Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

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Richmond Art Center is located at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond.

By Kathy Chouteau

The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline being Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m. The exhibition will be shown Feb. 11 to May 16 online at aotad.org and richmondartcenter.org. A reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at a soon-to-be-determined time.

Registration for the exhibition is open to artists 16 years or older of African descent who live/work within the nine counties of the Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. To register, click here; the entry fee is $30 per artist.

Artists who register to participate will be included in the online exhibition with an individual webpage showcasing their work, per the RAC. They can also host virtual open studios, artists’ talks and other relevant events in conjunction with Art of the African Diaspora.

Anyone wanting to learn more can attend a Zoom session on Thurs., Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. to get the scoop on the 2021 program and to ask any questions. To register for the Zoom info session, click here.

“Art of the African Diaspora is an exhibition that introduces African Diaspora art to new audiences, but also provides fresh insight into its artists and their Bay Area experiences. We are excited that the 2021 program will be a virtual hybrid which we anticipate will expand our audience,” said Stephen Bruce, artist and Steering Committee chair for Art of the African Diaspora.

To learn more about Art of the African Diaspora, click here.

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